I'm fairly new to using a hand plane and I've run into situation that seemed funny at first, but is getting a little more irritating. For whatever reason, the nice, long curly shavings I'm taking have developed an affinity for the tool. So, instead of dropping on the floor or in the trash bin when I remove them from the plane, they'll travel up to a foot to lodge right back on the tool.
This didn't always happen. I started noticing it more after I'd built my first shooting board. I'd used a small amount of wax on the sole of the plane and on the board itself to lessen friction. I don't know if the setup of the shooting board contributed to the static problem.
Is there a way I could "ground"/discharge the plane occasionally when I notice this happening? I've read suggestions for preventing a charge buildup on the body (rubber shoes, etc.) but not sure how to prevent the tool from attracting the shavings.
Thanks for any help.
FOLLOWUP INFORMATION I'm in a very dry climate (Arizona) but thinking about it later, the problem occurred during a period where the humidity was higher. The problem has since disappeared. I'm planing a lot of pine.
I'd built the shooting board with plywood, except for the 90-degree fence which is oak. It took me a fair amount of work to get the oak end grain flush with the base on setup, so maybe that amount of planing was a factor.
I know this is mostly an inconsequential question (but you'll notice if it happens to you!), and I appreciate the patience of responders.